Enjoying the Lakes!!!

The last couple weeks have been busy!!!  I made an impromptu visit up to MI to see my folks a week ago.  As you can imagine, it was C.O.L.D.!!!  However, it was so nice to be able to spend some time with my folks as well as my sister.   I enjoyed a lunch out with mom one day.  Time with my folks is precious and I am so thankful that I got to sneak in an unplanned visit.



An unexpected bonus to the visit was that I enjoyed soaking in the hot tub with my sister in the evenings. I never thought I’d like that, but was glad that she was able to prove me wrong. LOL! It’s pretty spectacular to see the stars at night from the hot tub.  Thankfully, you won’t be seeing a picture of us in the hot tub!!!  Hahaha!!!

The frigid temperatures warmed up as the week progressed and the last day there I took this picture of the lake on my early morning walk!  What a beautiful sunrise!

The first picture is from the back of their condo and the second picture on my walk.  What a wonderful view they have!  The sunrises are stunning!


Then it was back home long enough to do some cleaning, laundry and organizing around the house and I was off again – this time to teach a class in VA.

I travelled to VA on a day that bad weather was expected.  Thankfully, I just had drizzle and fog for the drive, but after all the students arrived at the beautiful lake home of the hostess, the weather took a turn for the worst.  We were able to enjoy class in the afternoon, but had to head to the basement family room due to tornado warnings!!!  Yikes!  Of course, we all grabbed our needlework (and snacks) and stitched while we waited out the storm.


The room was spacious and comfortable – we weren’t suffering a bit!  LOL!  We all got quite a bit of stitching done during our time in the “shelter”. Thankfully, the storm and tornadoes took a little jaunt around the town and we missed the worst of it.  My husband had been watching the storm on the radar and said that this jaunt in the storm could be attributed to nothing other than God protecting us!  So thankful for His protection.

The remaining days were spent either doing handwork in the upstairs living area which had a beautiful view of the lake and great lighting or at the sewing machines in the front of the house.   It’s a good thing that it was cold or I know I couldn’t have kept anyone inside!

The ladies hard at work……

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Who wouldn’t love stitching in this room?  We all enjoyed our beautiful location for the handwork!


Sunrise over the lake was as pretty here as it was in MI.


The students were delightful and I believe that it is safe to say that we all had a great time!  Our hostess was wonderful, the meals delicious and we all enjoyed stitching and laughing together.  🙂

So, that’s what I’ve been up to.  I hope you’ve enjoyed some fun stitching as well.  Easter will be here soon!!!



5 thoughts on “Enjoying the Lakes!!!

  1. Kathleen

    It sounds like two wonderful trips, Kathy! Good for you!

    After a week in Spain, I am in Morocco for three weeks, and have brought a little embroidery project that I work on while traveling from one city to the next. We will be in the Sahara for a few nights of camping; maybe some stitching then. Qatar for a week after that.

  2. Denise Wilson

    What a wonderful way to enjoy God’s handiwork, while getting to create some of your own. I’m so glad you had some sweet time with your mom and sister.
    Glad you are home safe and sound!

  3. Rettabug

    How lucky you at to still be able to visit your Mom! I encourage you to record her speaking, telling family stories & such. I miss *hearing* Ern’s voice so much & could just kick myself for not thinking of doing that with the video on my camera.
    That is a beautiful home where you got to teach! Loved seeing every inch of it.
    Thanks for sharing the adventure, Kathy.

  4. Kay Briley

    It looks like you had a wonderful time. Both trips look like something I would love. I admire your work so much and wish I could attend a class, I have so much to learn. Please keep sharing.


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